It's never made clear in the Marvel Universe where exactly Peter Parker's famous Spider Senses strike him first, but having now spent some time behind the wheel of the Holden Equinox, I think I've got an idea...
There's no delicate way to approach this tooshie subject, but I think it might be in his bottom.
While plenty of car makers alert you to danger with a series of annoying squawks, Holden has taken a far more personal approach with the Equinox, with the warnings arriving via a series of rumbles in the diver's seat; these gentle vibrations that alert you to slow traffic ahead, or something crossing at the rear.
And I bloody love it. No more cutting off the audio to alert me to a vehicle roughy 8000 metres ahead, and one that I have more chance of running over and asteroid than I do colliding with. Instead, a gentle bum rumble tells you all you need to know about what's going on outside the car.
It's not the only surprising thing I've discovered about this American-inspired (it wears a Chevrolet badge in the States) SUV in my first month of pseudo-ownership. But at the top of that list is just how easy and enjoyable I've found the experience to date.
Holden's SUV products are often overlooked in favour of its Japanese and Korean rivals, but there's much joy to be found behind the wheel of the Equinox - especially in this well-equipped LT ($36,990) mid-spec trim.
For one, the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine sounds terribly underwhelming on paper, but its 188kW and 353Nm feels surprisingly ample in shifting its bulk around the city. Likewise, the nine-speed automatic goes about its business with a minimum of fuss, too.
The real surprise, though, is the level of equipment on offer. There's a nav-equipped 8.0-inch touchscreen (albeit one with that might be the worst graphics we've seen for some time), along with 18-inch alloys, dual-zone climate and heated front seats.
But the real boon is the standard safety kit, led as it is by the bum rumble, but also offers blind-spot monitoring, a rear-view camera, parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, AEB, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, six airbags an dual ISOFIX attachment points in the rear.
So that's the good, now for the not-so-impressive points. The gearbox might be among the slowest in existence when it comes from shifting from Drive to Reverse and back again. Which means that, if you're doing one of those cheeky three-point turns (you know, those ones that require a bit of fleet-footedness), it feels like it is taking an absolute lifetime to engage a new direction.
And the other issue? Well, that's the pain at the pump. We've travelled well over 300kms in the time that we've had the car, and to date the fuel reading is glued to 14.0-litres per hundred kilometres. The overall rating, covering the car's 1668kms, is lower, hovering at around 11.1L/100kms.
The other thing I should mention here, given as we're getting to know each other, is that mine is not the conventional SUV family. For us, the only child in our life is a cat-sized corgi who might well be the most spoiled animal in existence.
She rides in a car seat in the back (raised so she can see out the windows - I mentioned spoiled, didn't I?), from which she explodes hair across the backseat so effectively its like someone has detonated Cher back there.
So how will the Equinox fare as as taxi for our unconventional brood? Time will tell. But so far, so good.
Acquired: March 2019
Distance travelled this month: 230kms
Average fuel consumption for March: 14.0L/100